"Lack of communication"
About: Kalbarri Health Centre / Emergency Department Kalbarri Health Centre Emergency Department Kalbarri 6536 Northampton Health Centre / Emergency Department Northampton Health Centre Emergency Department Northampton 6535
Posted by Sprouts (as ),
I went to Northampton Hospital with what I believe was clearly a broken thumb from a work accident. I was advised to go to either Geraldton or Kalbarri as they have X-ray machines. After triage at Kalbarri, we waited for 2.5 hours to be moved to a smaller room where the doctor would apparently call us on the TV. We waited an hour, I asked what was going on. After more than 3 hours we were finally told that there isn't even a doctor here, on call or accessible at all unless they call us.
We were moved back to the waiting room with no more information.
A little communication would mean we didn't have to waste all that time in discomfort, but we could have gone straight to another hospital!